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“Seeing Nature” at the Seattle Art Museum

The first Thursday of every month is a FREE day at the Seattle Art Museum.  The Rebels arrived in Seattle at 4th and Pike, walking west on Pine and south on 1st Avenue arriving at the museum about 11:30 am.  We checked our coats, and headed to the non-existent ticket line. 


The foyer’s ceiling now boasts an amazing “sculpture” of a tree trunk…

The special exhibit was “Seeing Nature”, from the Paul Allen Family collection of American and European landscape paintings.  We were impressed with the wide variety of eras, styles, and sizes of art work.  The exhibit closes on May 23rd.

Yes, there was a HUGE Monet water lily in the exhibit.  Wow… this collection is truly worth a visit!

After spending close to two hours at the museum, most of us met in the lobby to head to the Pike Place Market for lunch.  On the way there, we crossed 1st Avenue to sample Frans’ Chocolate salted carmels.  Yum.  We ate lunch at the famous Lowells’ restaurant, in the heart of the market with a view of Elliott Bay.

After lunch we wandered back up Pike to browse the Westlake Mall (and/or enjoy the beautiful spring day!).

One Rebel brought her lunch, so she ate at the lovely Harbor Steps, which is across 1st Avenue from the “Working Man” entrance to the Seattle Art Museum.  After lunch she took a ride on the Great Wheel! 

What fun… she said the view were amazing…

Apparently so!


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